Shansky will propose a new Egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall (Forward.)
Under the proposal, sources said, the area now known as Robinson’s Arch on the southern end of the Wall will be greatly expanded to create a prayer space roughly equivalent to the existing men’s and women’s sections. Egalitarian prayer is currently permitted at the Arch, which is an archaeological site, but that prayer is only available at limited times and with an entrance fee. The expectation is that the enlarged space would be free and open around the clock, as the Kotel is now, but that could not be confirmed.
Given that the proposed Egalitarian section does not include the the iconic Western Wall that is in all the photos or in people’s mind’s eye (like the 1967 liberation photo). Would the Orthodox accept a newer prayer space ?